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United States' Tobin Heath (left) celebrates with Rose Lavelle after scoring a goal as China's Wang Shuang (7) stands nearby during the second half during an international friendly soccer match on Tuesday in Cleveland. The United States defeated China 2-1.

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United States' Tobin Heath (left) celebrates with Rose Lavelle after scoring a goal as China's Wang Shuang (7) stands nearby during the second half during an international friendly soccer match on Tuesday in Cleveland. The United States defeated China 2

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